Epistolae Clarorum Virum …
Paris: Bernard Turrisan (Bernardo Torresani) for the Aldine Press,
This collection of the letters of illustrious men was printed by Bernardo Torresani, the grandson of Andrea Torresani, in Paris in 1556. In the same year, Paulus Manutius printed an octavo edition of the text in Venice, indicating that there must have been some coordination between the two efforts. Bound for Renouard, signed and dated (1794) in his hand and with his catalogue number “2401” below. Subsequently owned by Edward Vernon Utterson (1777–1856), a founder of the Roxburghe Club. This copy (lot 592) sold for ten shillings in the 1852 sale of his library.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.